20 Feb Belgium Issues Second Ruling Against Facebook on Privacy Issue
Facebook recently suffered its second legal defeat in Belgium as judges in the country ruled that the company had broken privacy laws by using cookies and social plugins that track users online.
The judges said that Facebook failed to sufficiently clarify how it uses the digital activity data it collects from users. The social media giant may face fines up to $124 million if it does not stop tracking the web browsing activity of Belgian citizens and if it does not delete the data it has already gathered.
The lawsuit, which was filed in 2015 by a Belgium privacy watchdog, led to an investigation that resulted in a report that heavily criticized Facebook’s data handling practices.